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What Would Jared Do? Inside the Real Subway Footlong Scandal
January 31, 2013

Subway’s real footlong scandal isn’t about size—it’s about the high-fat meats (many cancer-causing processed meats) and cholesterol-laden cheeses inside the footlong rolls. With every bite, Subway customers inch toward dietary disaster. Before chowing down on these five Subway shockers, customers should ask themselves “What would Jared do?” Subway’s only sensible answer: Veggie Delite (hold the cheese and mayo).

Sub Nutrition Information Shocker
Chicken & Bacon Ranch Sandwich
Monterey cheddar cheese, chicken, and bacon
Calories: 1,140
Calories from Fat: 500
Total Fat: 56 grams
Saturated Fat (g): 20 grams
Cholesterol: 190 milligrams
Sodium: 2,160 milligrams
Two McDonald’s Big Macs
This sub has as more calories, calories from fat, cholesterol, and sodium, as much saturated fat, and nearly as much fat as two Big Macs.
Spicy Italian
Pepperoni, salami, and provolone cheese
Calories: 1,060
Calories from Fat: 510
Total Fat: 56 grams
Saturated Fat: 22 grams
Cholesterol: 120 milligrams
Sodium: 3,290 milligrams
One Package Oscar Mayer Original Bacon
This sub has more calories, calories from fat, saturated fat, and sodium, and nearly as much cholesterol and fat as a package of Oscar Mayer Original Bacon.
Big Philly Cheesesteak
Steak and cheese
Calories: 1,000
Calories from Fat: 300
Total Fat: 34 grams
Saturated Fat: 18 grams
Cholesterol: 170 milligrams
Sodium: 2,620 milligrams
Half a Cup of Lard
The meat and cheese in this sub contribute to the excessive load of heart disease-promoting saturated “bad” fat—about as much as half a cup of lard.
Steak & Bacon Melt
Steak and bacon
Calories: 1,000
Calories from Fat: 280
Total Fat: 32 grams
Saturated Fat: 14 grams
Cholesterol: 170 milligrams
Sodium: 3,610 milligrams
Twenty-Two Small Packs of McDonald’s French Fries
The red and processed meats help contribute as much sodium to this sub as 22 small packages of McDonald’s French Fries.
Cold Cut Combo
Ham, salami, bologna, and American cheese
Calories: 820
Calories from Fat: 300
Total Fat: 33 grams
Saturated Fat: 12 grams
Cholesterol: 120 milligrams
Sodium: 2,690
Early Death
This sub contains three processed meats: ham, salami, and bologna. Each daily serving of processed meats increases the risk of early death by 20 percent.


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